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Dogs on Leads

Due to the predominately rural nature of our municipality, Wellington Shire Council nominates dog on lead areas, rather than dog off lead areas. Apart from the nominated areas listed below, dogs can be exercised without leads, provided they remain in the effective control of the person walking them.


Designated Dog On-Lead Areas 

All dogs are required to be placed on a lead at all times in the following areas unless otherwise specified. If you are found to have your dog off the lead in the areas listed below, you may be issued with a penalty notice as follows:

  • Offence Penalty $200

Briagolong Recreation Reserve (During market operational times only)


Cricket Street Reserve


Golden Beach/Paradise Beach
Golden Beach Community Centre (Playground area)


George Street, Temple Street, Lions Park


Loch Sport
Lions Park (Playground area)


Johnson Street (Between Foster and McMillan Streets), Fred Drury Reserve, Johnson Street (Lions Park playground area), Macalister Swamp Reserve area (Flora and Fauna risk)


Prince Street, Lyons Street (Playground area), Prince Street Reserve, Edward Crooke Park


Port Albert
Rutter Park


Sale Pedestrian Mall, Raymond Street (Between Stawell and Foster Streets), Cunninghame Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), Macarthur Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), Macalister Street (Between Reeve and York Streets), York Street (Between Foster and Stawell Streets), Sale Botanic Gardens, Lake Guthridge Reserve, Lake Guyatt Environmental Playspace, Port of Sale Reserve (During market operational times only), Lake Guthridge and Guyatt walking tracks (flora and fauna risk), Lions Park


Seaspray Foreshore Playground (Northwest below the Surf Life Saving Club), Memorial Park 


Apex Park, Soldiers Memorial Park 


Commercial Road (Between James and Devon Streets), Yarram Recreation Reserve (During market operational times), Devon North Recreation Reserve (During market operational times), Yarram Memorial Playground, James Street Reserve, Maxwell Court-Walpole Court Reserve, Tarra Trail Railway Reserve


Woodside Beach
Foreshore Park 


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